- Aug 30, 2014
Kind of hoping it adds to the runtime.
After running the betas all summer, it didn't feel noticable. Obviously, Betas are not always battery optimized so that's not a super great test. I suspect it won't be substantial unless you're the type to check screen-on time in settings.Kind of hoping it adds to the runtime.
It does if done right. If it’s true black, where the pixels are turned off, it does.
But if it does what some apps are doing (and this forum lol) where it’s dark grey, it won’t reduce battery drain.
I don’t think that’s the case. When they say “true black”, they mean individual pixels are switched off. If pixels are lit grey, they’re still on and will use energy. Not sure if it’s less energy than white pixels, but if you want to save battery it should be “true black”.That doesn't make sense. Surely an OLED pixel displaying dark grey will use less energy than one displaying white?
That's not how enabling or disabling something works, simply based on it being an option.Enabling dark mode actually drains battery on OLED Screen.. and even more on LCD since it is Feature enabled hence making the hardware to use more effort. And no it doesnt save battery, and it even drains by a lot lot
Completely wrong. Even if there was a shred of truth to that, the fact that the amount of OLED pixels not being lit up in dark mode would save a multitude more battery power in comparison.Enabling dark mode actually drains battery on OLED Screen.. and even more on LCD since it is Feature enabled hence making the hardware to use more effort. And no it doesnt save battery, and it even drains by a lot lot